Operating Your RV Refrigerator On Propane While Driving (is it safe?!)
Is it safe to run your RV refrigerator on LP/ propane mode while traveling???
While driving you would need to operate the refrigerator on propane (or AC if you keep your generator on). This begs the question, is it safe to operate on LP while driving on unlevel ground?
The simple answer is that it's your RV and that's up to you. We always tell people that it's completely fine to run on LP during travel and that it's one of the big benefits of having a gas absorption refrigerator. Some people state that problems could arise from the off-level operation of hills and such but the cooling system should be able to operate just fine. The up and down driving will allow the ammonia solution in your gravity operated cooling unit to flow normally. If you are in an accident and break the gas line in the process, there is a potential for a fire and/or explosion as a result and that's important to know.
Norcold refrigerators are capable of running 6-8 hours while losing no more than 4 degrees within the compartment. To ensure that, open the refrigerator as few times as possible. We also recommend running it on the coldest setting for a few hours before embarking on your trip. If, however, you prefer to use the refrigerator frequently during your trip, simply turn on your generator and run it on AC during your journey.
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